The 'Mother Goddess'
This statue was originally more than a metre high is the
largest of hundreds of art objects representing the human form used in
the Temple's cult. Other smaller statues, some of which intended as votive
offerings, have also been found. Relief sculptures were also used and have
been noted to exist carved at the temples of Hagar Qim (see picture below)
Although in the past this and other similar statues have
been classified as ‘mother goddesses’, this attribution has been
questioned due to a lack of essential differentiating sexual characteristics
present in most of the statues.
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